Examine the brilliance of Karpov with GM Bryan Smith.
Anatoly Karpov was the 12th world champion, and is considered by many to be one of the greatest chess players of all time. Karpov is known for a well rounded style, and as a practical player, strategist and positional player.
Content: 2.9 hours of chess theory and discussion in a series of 5 lectures.
Members of ChessLecture.com rated this series a 4.75 out of 5.
Fans on ChessLecture.com said: I think this was one of your best lectures, Bryan. I love this type of game...where, at a glance, Karpov appeared to have no compensation for the pawn yet, out of nothing, he made magic happen on the board.
GM Bryan Smith grew up in Anchorage, Alaska, and resides in Philadelphia, PA. Some of his accomplishments include clear first in the 2008 National Chess Congress, first place in the 2006 U.S. Masters (qualifying to the 2007 U.S. Championship) and first place in the 2008 King's Island Open, as well as winning many other Grand Prix tournaments. He was on the national champion UMBC chess team from 1999 to 2001. Bryan is the highest rated player ever from Alaska. Brian became a Grandmaster in 2013.